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RFW 2019: Film ‘The Humorist’

RFW 2019: Film ‘The Humorist’

Thu, 28 November8 : 30 PM

The Humorist is a film about a week in the life of Boris Arkadiev, a fictional Soviet stand-up comedian. Boris is tormented not only by external oppression and censorship but also by his own insecurities that poison all his relationships. Fame, combined with a lack of personal freedom, is driving him crazy — especially when the same people who dictate what he can and can’t joke about keep summoning Arkadiev to their villas and saunas as a kind of court jester.
Finally, the comedian snaps and — armed with the exotic American notion of “insult humor” — takes his revenge.

Genre: Drama

Director: Michael Idov

Cast: Yuriy Kolokolnikov, Aleksey Agranovich, Alisa Khazanova, Polina Aug

Country: Czechia, Latvia, Russia

Year: 2018

In Russian with English subtitles

Q&A with director Michael Idov, actor Aleksey Agranovich

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